Opposition Holds Protest On Parliament Premises Against Suspension Of Eight Rajya Sabha Members 
TMC’s Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen, AAP’s Sanjay Singh, INC’s Rajeev Satav, Ripun Bora and Syed Nasir Hussain, CPI(M)‘s KK Ragesh and Elamaram Karim suspended for one week for unruly behaviour with the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman yesterday, protest on Parliament premises. (Source: ANI/Twitter)

Opposition Holds Protest On Parliament Premises Against Suspension Of Eight Rajya Sabha Members 


Opposition parties hit out at the government on Monday over the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha members and are holding a protest on Parliament premises against the move.

Eight members from the Congress, CPI, Trinamool Congress and the AAP were suspended for the remaining part of the Monsoon session over their "unruly behaviour" during the passage of farm bills in the Upper House of Parliament.

Opposition parties like the Congress, CPI, Shiv Sena, JDS, TMC, CPI, and the Samajwadi Party are holding a protest on the Parliament premises with placards that read "Murder of Democracy", "Death of Parliament" and "Shame, shame".

"Suspension won't silence us. We will stand with farmers in their fight. Deputy chairman throttled parliamentary procedures yesterday. Suspension of MPs exposed the coward face of the BJP. People will see through the attempt to divert attention from their undemocratic actions," said CPI(M) MP Elamaram Kareem, who is among those suspended.

"Wake up crores of farmers of the country, BJP government has mortgaged your life to Adani-Ambani, wake up and oppose this black law. We are on agitation in Parliament, you should agitate outside. The BJP government has passed a black law against farmers. We were terminated for opposing the bill," said AAP MP Sanjay Singh.

"That is why we are sitting on dharna and will keep sitting till the BJP government explains why this black law was passed by strangling democracy," he added.

The MPs came to the protest site carrying blankets, and pedestal fans were being fitted to help them fight the scorching heat.

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